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Dykema

Dykema  

Legal Services | Michigan, USA

https://www.dykema.com/
tel: +1 313 568 6800 | fax: +1 313 568 6893
400 Renaissance Center | Detroit | Michigan | 48243 | USA


Dykema's Overview

Dykema, with more than 400 attorneys and professionals, is a leading national law firm with a Midwest heritage that has been serving clients for more than a century. The firm, with offices in California, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas and Washington, D.C., is recognized as one of the top law firms in the United States. Dykema is a strategic partner and the firm of choice for many Fortune 500, middle-market and startup companies that are attracted to the firm's sophisticated practices, focus on practical solutions, quality lawyers and commitment to providing value.

What sets Dykema apart from other firms in the market is its unique value equation which includes a commitment to dedicated client service teams; flexible billing to create financial predictability and accountability; lower cost structure; and advanced technology and communication strategies. Using a value-focused business model, Dykema's full-service capability delivers results for sophisticated purchasers of legal services who increasingly demand alternative and more efficient ways of streamlining their legal work without sacrificing their bottom line.

The firm's attorneys and government policy advisors have experience in a broad range of government, corporate and private practice positions in top-tiered companies and organizations. At our core are attorneys and other professionals who are nationally recognized leaders in their area of practice.

Driven by the needs of its clients, Dykema has extended its platform nationally by developing national practices in the following areas: automotive litigation; biotechnology and life sciences; consumer financial services litigation; consumer product safety and compliance; energy and electric distribution; health care; infrastructure finance; intellectual property litigation and pharmaceutical and medical device litigation.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1926
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 13
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 400

Languages: Arabic, Armenian, Cantonese, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Macedonian, Mandarin, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish

Notable

Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law & Regulation
  • Adoption & Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • Affordable Housing & Community Development
  • Agency Enforcement & Private Party Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate
  • Asbestos & Toxic TortAmbulatory Care Providers
  • Aviation & Aerospace
  • Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Creditors' Rights
  • Bioethics & End-of-Life Care
  • Biotechnology and Life Science
  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Business Services
  • Cannabis Law
  • Class Action Defense
  • Commercial Lending
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright
  • Corporate & Real Estate Transactions
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Debt Finance
  • Discovery Management & E-Discovery
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation
  • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • Employment Counseling
  • Employment Litigation
  • Energy Lending Transactions
  • Entertainment, Media & Sports
  • Environmental
  • Environmental Regulatory Compliance
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Estate Planning & Administration
  • Family Business Transition Team
  • Federal Tax
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Franchise Services
  • Gaming & Indian Law
  • Government Contracts
  • Government Investigations and Corporate Compliance
  • Government Policy & Practice
  • Government Reorganization and Restructuring
  • Health Care
  • Health Care Administrative Law & Regulatory Appeals
  • HIPAA�Health Information Privacy & Security
  • Hospitals and Health Care Systems
  • Immigration
  • Infrastructure & Project Finance
  • Intellectual Property & Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • International Law & Trade Regulation
  • Investment Management
  • Korean Business Team
  • Labor & Employment
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Leasing & Property Management
  • Litigation
  • Long-Term & Post-Acute Care Providers
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • National/Regional Coordinating, Trial and/or Discovery Counsel
  • Non-Compete, Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets
  • Nonprofits & Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products
  • Pharmacies, DEA & Robinson-Patman/340B Drug Programs
  • Physicians, Dentists and Non-Physician Practitioners
  • Political Compliance, Elections & Campaign Finance
  • Portfolio Due Diligence
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Private Equity, Venture Capital & Mezzanine Finance
  • Probate, Trust & Fiduciary Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Product Safety
  • Professional Liability Litigation
  • Property Tax Appeals
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Tax Incentives & Economic Development
  • Real Estate Workouts
  • Securities
  • Securities Litigation
  • Site Remediation
  • State & Local Tax
  • Structured Finance
  • Tax Controversies & Litigation
  • Taxation
  • Technology & Outsourcing Transactions
  • Telecommunications Regulatory
  • Trademark
  • Unions & Collective Bargaining
  • Wage & Hour
  • Water Rights
Representative Clients
  • Bank of America
  • Bayer Corporation
  • Brunswick Corporation
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Honda North America, Inc.
  • Sears Roebuck & Co.
Professionals

Partners

Attorneys

Of Counsel

Joel Kellman

Joel D. KellmanSenior Counsel

Harold Pope

Harold D. PopeSenior Counsel

Rasul Raheem

Rasul M. RaheemSenior Counsel


Other

Paul Boken

Paul R. BokenChief Operating Officer

Ayanna Clinton

Ayanna C. ClintonChief Human Resources Officer

Ellen Kain

Ellen K. KainDirector of Litigation Support


Christian Lueth

Christian R. LuethChief Financial Officer

Linda Moss

Linda M. MossChief Business Development and Marketing Officer

Tim Trunzo

Tim TrunzoMarketing Manager


Articles

Treasury and IRS Finalize Section 385 Regulations
Dykema, May 2020

On May 13, 2020, the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued final regulations under Section 385 of the Internal Revenue Code (“Code”), T.D. 9897 (“Final Regulations”), which address the classification of certain related party debt as stock or equity for U.S. Federal income tax purposes. The Final Regulations adopt, without any substantive changes, the 2016 proposed regulations, REG-130314-16 (“Proposed Regulations”) while leaving open issues related to distribution regulations to be addressed in future IRS guidance, as further discussed below...

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application: Key Observations
Dykema, May 2020

The SBA, in consultation with the U.S. Department of Treasury, issued the Paycheck Protection Program Loan ForgivenessApplicationand related instructions on May 15, 2020. While the application and instructions answer many of our questions about PPP loan forgiveness, it leaves many others open. Treasury has promised that the SBA also will soon issue regulations and guidance that we hope will address these questions. The following is a list of our key observations based upon the application and instructions released on May 15, 2020. 1.Alternative Payroll Covered Period...

All articles submitted by Dykema

Press

Dykema Successfully Defends KIA Motors in Product Liability Suit
Dykema, January 2020

Dykema, a leading national law firm, successfully defended Kia Motors America, Kia Motors Corporation, and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (collectively, “KIA”) in a product liability case in the Superior Court of Los Angeles. After a 17-day trial, and after deliberating for just 90 minutes, on February 13, 2020, a jury returned a defense verdict in favor of KIA. Plaintiffs were seeking more than $87M in damages. In May 2018, plaintiffs filed an instant action claim against KIA following an automotive accident that occurred in May 2017 involving a 2016 Kia Optima...

Dykema's Automotive Industry Group Named "Practice Group of the Year" by Law360
Dykema, January 2020

Dykema, a leading national law firm, is proud to announce that its Automotive Industry Group was recognized as a "Practice Group of the Year" in Transportation Law for 2019 by Law360. Dykema was one of only five firms selected nationwide. Now in the program’s 10th year, the Law360 Practice Group of the Year awards honor the law firms behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry in the past year. In its announcement, Law360 stated that 85 law firms from a total of 776 submissions were selected as honorees across various practice areas with an eye toward both landmark matters and general excellence...

All press submitted by Dykema

Blogs

Cannabis Law Blog
Dykema 

The cannabis industry presents unprecedented opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs. Yet, entities looking to engage in this emerging industry face daunting levels of legal complexity and uncertainty. Moreover, state and local governments are constantly tasked with regulating an...

Homeostasis: Dykema's Health Care Law Blog
Dykema 

We assist clients in maintaining stability while responding to ever-changing conditions in the health care industry. Health care providers and their supporting business partners must adapt and innovate in the face of evolving governmental and payor policy changes, scientific advancements, and...

Infrastructure Law and Policy Blog
Dykema 

The Infrastructure Law and Policy Law Blog covers developments in four key infrastructure areas: roads and bridges, mass transit, sewer and water, and broadband internet. As governors, legislature, and local governments continue to grapple with these important issues, this blog will serve as a...

Insurance Coverage Notes and Developments
Dykema 

Insurance Coverage Notes and Developments provides legal insight on topics of special interest to insurance industry professionals. Covering a wide range of industries, Dykema’s Insurance Coverage Notes and Developments blog provides brief but substantive alerts, including updates and analysis on...

Labor & Employment Law Blog
Dykema 

In the rapidly evolving field of labor and employment law, we know that employers need to stay informed about changes in the law, and how these changes impact day-to-day business operations. Dykema’s Labor & Employment Law Blog (www.laboremployment-lawblog.com) discusses important labor and...

NextGen Financial Services Report
Dykema 

NextGen Financial Services Report is published by the Financial Industry Group at Dykema. The Financial Services Industry has gone through a tremendous amount of regulatory and operational IT change in recent years, and with a new presidential administration more changes and developments are on the...

The Firewall
Dykema 

The Firewall keeps you up to date on the hottest legal topics in the ever-changing world of data security and privacy. As information security becomes a critical facet of all businesses and industries and the target of many regulators, it is important to stay apprised of new legal developments. The...

The Open Road: Automotive Law Blog
Dykema 

The Open Road features legal thought leaders from all areas of the transportation economy including corporate transactions, products liability and class actions, insurance regulation, environmental compliance, and supply chain management. As the automotive sector faces new challenges from...

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